Kricketune (Pokémon)

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Kricketune
Cricket Pokémon
コロトック
Korotock
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Kricketune



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Swarm Cacophony
Cacophony
Technician
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
3'03" 1.0 m
Kricketune
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Weight
56.2 lbs. 25.5 kg
Kricketune
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
159
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
134
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Kricketune
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HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
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Speed
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HP
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Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
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HP
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Atk
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Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
70
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Kricketune (Japanese: コロトック Korotock) is a Bug-type Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

It evolves from Kricketot starting at level 10.

Biology

Kricketune is a bipedal Pokémon with an insectoid appearance. Primarily red, there are three black, oval markings on its abdomen, a tan streak running down its neck to its belly, and a tan underside with a small, dark red marking above it. It has oval, gray eyes, and a dark red, round nose. Black feelers with curled tips extend from either side of its nose, similar in appearance to a mustache. The male's mustache is longer than a female's. On top of its head are two antennae with conical bases, spherical centers, and long, thin tips. Kricketune has two small feet and a pair of black wings. This Pokémon's arms are shaped similar to its antennae and are crossed over its chest when it cries.

It can also allow its cry to resonate in its belly. Kricketune's melodic cry varies greatly and can be used to signal its emotions. Scientists have been observing the melodic patterns of Kricketune for studies. In one village, Kricketune are used in a contest based on the different sounds it makes. Seeking out a Kircketune's favorite tune is a worthwhile endeavor to witness.

In the anime

 
Kricketune in the anime

Major appearances

Nando's Kricketune

Nando owns a Kricketune, which debuted in Dawn's Early Night!. It was used in both Gym battles and Pokémon Contests, having helped Nando enter the Sinnoh Grand Festival and the Lily of the Valley Conference.

Minor appearances

Kricketune debuted in Getting the Pre-Contest Titters!, under the ownership of a Coordinator participating in the Floaroma Contest. It reappeared briefly in the next episode, where it was seen competing in the Contest.

In Zoroark: Master of Illusions, a Kricketot was living in Crown City. It worked together with the other Pokémon in surrounding Zorua to attack him, angry for what Zoroark did to the city. Before a fight could break out, the Kricketune, along with the other Pokémon, were calmed down by Celebi.

In Trade, Borrow, and Steal!, a Kricketune was part of Kricketina Kylie's Bug-type Pokémon collection, as shown in her Rotom Phone.

A Kricketune appeared in A Midsummer Night's Light!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP049 Kricketune Ash's Pokédex Kricketune, the Cricket Pokémon, and the evolved form of Kricketot. It conveys its many emotions with the melodies it composes.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN033 Kricketune Goh's Rotom Phone Kricketune, the Cricket Pokémon. A Bug type. Kricketune makes sounds by rubbing its knife-like arms together in front of its chest. It can improvise melodies this way.

In the manga

 
Kricketune in Pokémon Adventures

Pocket Monsters DP

Three Waitresses have a Kricketune, which helped cook a meal.

A Kricketune appeared in PMDP07.

Pokémon Adventures

Platinum was attacked by a swarm of Kricketot and Kricketune in Putting a Crimp in Kricketot.

Two Scientists working for Team Galactic fought Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum while guarding Lake Valor in Dramatic Drapion & Crafty Kricketune I. One of these Scientists used a Kricketune, whose Sing quickly subdued Diamond's Torterra, Tru. Kricketune reappeared in a flashback in Luring in a Lickilicky.

A Trainer's Kricketune appeared in Crafty Carnivine.

A Trainer's Kricketune appeared in Clobbering Claydol.

A wild Kricketune appeared in Suffering Psyduck

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Multiple Kricketune appeared in a flashback in Deoxys, The Phantom Pokémon! (Part 1).

In the TCG

Main article: Kricketune (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#016
Johto
#—
Diamond It crosses its knifelike arms in front of its chest when it cries. It can compose melodies ad lib.
Pearl It signals its emotions with its melodies. Scientists are studying these melodic patterns.
Platinum There is a village that hosts a contest based on the amazingly variable cries of this Pokémon.
HeartGold By allowing its cry to resonate in the hollow of its belly, it produces a captivating sound.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black There is a village that hosts a contest based on the amazingly variable cries of this Pokémon.
White
Black 2 There is a village that hosts a contest based on the amazingly variable cries of this Pokémon.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X It crosses its knifelike arms in front of its chest when it cries. It can compose melodies ad lib.
Y It signals its emotions with its melodies. Scientists are studying these melodic patterns.
Omega Ruby It crosses its knifelike arms in front of its chest when it cries. It can compose melodies ad lib.
Alpha Sapphire It signals its emotions with its melodies. Scientists are studying these melodic patterns.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#016
Hisui
#040
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword and Shield.
Brilliant Diamond It crosses its knifelike arms in front of its chest when it cries. It can compose melodies ad lib.
Shining Pearl It signals its emotions with its melodies. Scientists are studying these melodic patterns.
Legends: Arceus It uses its cutlass-like arms to produce sound, the melody of which varies from individual to individual. It is a worthwhile endeavor to seek out one's favorite tunes.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Routes 206, 210, 212, 214, 215, Trophy Garden, Valor Lakefront
Platinum
Route 206, Valor Lakefront, Trophy GardenMorningNight
HeartGold SoulSilver
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)ThSa
Generation V
Black White
Dreamyard (dark grass)
Black 2 White 2
Trade
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Mirage Forest (north of Route 111) and Mirage Mountains (north of Lilycove City, west of Route 104, northeast of Route 125, south of Route 131)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Routes 206, 210, 212, 214, 215, Trophy Garden, Valor Lakefront
Legends: Arceus
Deertrack HeightsAlpha (Only one)

Windswept RunAlpha, Nature's Pantry, Tidewater Dam, Windswept Run, Golden Lowlands, Cloudpool Ridge
Cloudpool Ridge, Windswept Run (Mass Outbreaks)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Steam Cave (1F-8F, Upper Steam Cave 1F-3F)
MD Sky
Steam Cave (1F-8F, Upper Steam Cave 1F-3F)
Ranger: SoA
Vien Forest
Rumble
Silent Forest
Ranger: GS
Dangerous Cliff, Forest Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Autumnwood: Volcanic Slope
Rumble U
Magical Lake: Let's Sing a Song
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 2Su
Shuffle
Zaffiro Coast: Stage 604
Rumble World
Black Realm: Blustery Grove (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Arceus Sea, Entei SeaFinal


Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Diamond Pearl   Metronome (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver   Metronome (5%)
Black White   Metronome (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
77
137 - 184 264 - 358
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
51
50 - 113 96 - 221
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
51
50 - 113 96 - 221
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Total:
384
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
3/3 ★★★
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
15/18 ★★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

Kricketune is available in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

By leveling up

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 09595% 20
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Pound Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Struggle Bug Bug Special 05050 100100% 20
011 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100100% 20
Evo.Evo. Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 09595% 20
1414 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
1818 Sing Normal Status 0000 05555% 15
2222 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 —% 30
2626 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
3030 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100100% 15
3434 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
3636 Fell Stinger Bug Physical 05050 100100% 25
3838 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
4242 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
4444 Sticky Web Bug Status 0000 —% 20
4646 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100100% 10
5050 Perish Song Normal Status 0000 —% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kricketune
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kricketune
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

LA

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
Learn Mastery  Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
1 9 Absorb Grass Special 30 100% 20
5 14 Tackle Normal Physical 40 100% 30
9 18 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 60 —% 20
15 25 Slash Normal Physical 70 100% 15
21 31 Night Slash Dark Physical 70 100% 15
29 40 X-Scissor Bug Physical 80 100% 10
37 48 Swords Dance Normal Status —% 20
47 59 Bug Buzz Bug Special 80 100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kricketune
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kricketune
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM11  TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM12  TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM15  TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17  TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18  TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM31  TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM32  TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM40  TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
TM42  TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44  TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45  TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM54  TM54 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM58  TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM62  TM62 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM68  TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM70  TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM75  TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM81  TM81 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM82  TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM87  TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM90  TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM93  TM93 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
TM96  TM96 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM98  TM98 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kricketune
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kricketune
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Kricketune in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Kricketune in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kricketune
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kricketune
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kricketune
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kricketune
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

LA

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP False Swipe Normal Physical 40 100% 30
Sw Sh EP BD SP Rock Smash Fighting Physical 40 100% 20
Sw Sh EP BD SP Aerial Ace Flying Physical 60 —% 20
Sw Sh EP BD SP Focus Energy Normal Status —% 20
Sw Sh EP BD SP Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Leech Life Bug Physical 75 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP X-Scissor Bug Physical 80 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Giga Impact Normal Physical 120 90% 5
Sw Sh EP BD SP Hyper Beam Normal Special 120 90% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kricketune
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kricketune
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kricketune
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kricketune
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Anime-only moves

Move Type Episode
Bullet Seed  Grass  Zoroark: Master of Illusions

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 4.5%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Bug
Poké Assist:  
Bug
Field move:  
(Cut ×2)
Browser entry R-083
It throws gooey blobs. It also attacks using sounds.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Bug
Poké Assist:
(present)
 
Bug
Field move:
(present)
 
(Cut ×2)
Poké Assist:
(past)
 
Bug
Field move:
(past)
 
(Cut ×1)
Browser entry R-030/N-042
It flings gooey blobs that make Pokémon Slowed.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.67 seconds Base HP: 55
Base Attack: 74 Base Defense: 48 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Bug
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#762
 

Calm Down
Delays your opponent's disruptions.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 184 Base Attack: 160 Base Defense: 100
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Struggle Bug, Fury Cutter
Charged Attacks: Bug Buzz, X-Scissor, Aerial Ace

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Kricketot
 Bug 
 
Level 10
 
First evolution
Kricketune
 Bug 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
HOME
   
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Kricketune images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Since Generation VII, Kricketune has the lowest base stat total of any fully-evolved Pokémon with stats that are calculated through the traditional formula - Shedinja has a much lower base stat total, but this is due to its base HP of 1, which is not used in the calculation of its HP.

Origin

Kricketune is based on a cricket, which is widely known for its loud chirping songs used to attract females. Crickets use a form of stridulation to create noise, which they do by striking their forewings together, but this is often mistakenly believed to be done by rubbing their legs against their body, as Kricketune does. It also resembles a violin beetle, with an abdomen assuming the appearance of an actual violin or similar stringed instrument, with arms that function as a bow.

Via Kricketot's Japanese name, Kricketune may also be based upon the black-spotted leaf beetle. Kricketune additionally resembles a typical depiction of a music conductor or maestro, due to its mustache, wings that look like a cape, and Kricketune's baton-like forelimbs.

Name origin

Kricketune may be a combination of cricket and tune.

Korotock may be a combination of 蟋蟀 koorogi (cricket) and tock (onomatopoeia of a ticking clock).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese コロトック Korotock From 蟋蟀 koorogi and tock (onomatopoeia of a ticking clock)
  French Mélokrik From mélodie and criquet
  Spanish Kricketune Same as English name
  German Zirpeise From zirpen and Weise
  Italian Kricketune Same as English name
  Korean 귀뚤톡크 Gwittultock From 귀뚤귀뚤 gwuittul-gwuittul and tock
  Mandarin Chinese 音箱蟀 Yīnxiāngshuài From 音箱 yīnxiāng and 蟋蟀 xīshuài
  Cantonese Chinese 音箱蟀 Yāmsēungsēut From 音箱 yāmsēung and 蟋蟀 sīksēut


Related articles

External links


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